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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Tech

In incredibly sad news, electronics retailer Fry's Electronics has gone out of business due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday they had a surprise firing of all of their employees followed by an announcement today that they've permanently closed. After nearly 36 years in business as the one-stop-shop and online resource for high-tech professionals across nine…

What is database encryption?

Database encryption protects sensitive information by scrambling the data when it’s stored, or, as it has become popular to say, “is at rest.” There are several methods to generate and apply secret codes, but the end result is to make the data unusable in case an attacker manages to evade the standard defenses and gain…
With some regularity, sensitive information finds its way into smartphones and other mobile devices. Much of it comes from the estimated 3.2 billion images uploaded every day — people screenshot documents like tickets, tax forms, and medical prescriptions without thinking twice. This makes them susceptible to risks like identity theft and ransomware, among other problems.…
January AI, a startup developing a platform that predicts diabetic patients’ responses to certain foods, today announced that it raised $8.8 million. Notable investors in the round included Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, YouTube cofounder Steve Chen, and former Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer. January founder Noosheen Hashemi says the funding will be used to fill hires…
Publisher Square Enix and developer People Can Fly are releasing a demo of their Outriders RPG shooter today in advance of the game’s release on April 1. The demo is three hours, starting with the campaign’s opening chapter ( which you can play solo or co-op with up to three players). It should give you…
WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney clashed Wednesday after they were asked whether former President Donald Trump should speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend.At a GOP leadership news conference, McCarthy told reporters, "Yes, he should."Trump is expected to deliver remarks Sunday at the conference…
Bruce Springsteen pleaded guilty Wednesday to one of three charges stemming from a November DWI arrest in New Jersey.The rock icon, 71, appeared via video conference in a New Jersey courtroom and entered a plea of guilty to drinking alcohol in a restricted area. The judge dismissed charges of driving while intoxicated and reckless driving.His…
Retail sales are expected to grow this year by between 6.5 percent and 8.2 percent, amounting to more than $4.33 trillion in sales, as the economy begins to reopen, and more and more individuals receive the Covid vaccine, the National Retail Federation said Wednesday.A preliminary reading shows that retail sales grew 6.7 percent to $4.06…
When you're stuck at home in the middle of a pandemic, you need to make your own fun, and plenty of folks have turned to video games to pass the time. Whether you're gaming on a powerful PC or using your PlayStation at a desk rather than a TV, here are the best gaming monitors…
CHICKASHA, Okla. — An Oklahoma man who had been released early from prison in January as part of a mass commutation effort is now accused of three killings, including the death of a neighbor whose heart he cut out, authorities said.A judge denied bail Tuesday for Lawrence Paul Anderson, who faces three counts of first-degree…